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The Theater of Interviewing

The Theater of Interviewing

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts . . . “

                                                                                                                                                          ~William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”


If Shakespeare is correct (which I believe he is), we have too many lazy actors arriving on stage for job interviews. It defies logic that they have neither rehearsed, not memorized their lines and are ill-prepared for their performance.

Let me ask you this– If you went to a movie and all that was put on the screen were out takes from filming, would you annoyed to have spent money and time watching them for 90 minutes or more? If you went to a theater performance and saw the cast perform, “As You Like It” without having re-read, let alone memorized their lines since they were cast for the part, would you be angry? Of course, you would! And you would be right. After all, you were being taken advantage of. You would probably;y go on social media and complain about wasting your money on a garbage performance from a group of actors who did not show care.

And when most job hunters go on an interview (or have a phone interview), they are as well prepared as most 6 graders are if they were about to step into a college class.

© The Big Game Hunter, Inc. Asheville, NC 2017   





Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. helps you be more successful faster in your job search with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.


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